Evil Geniuses and Alliance are now Free Agents After Being Released by Twitch
Twitch has formally handed over control of Evil Geniuses and Alliance to the players and managers of the teams, setting them free as independent agents once more.
Evil Geniuses and Alliance were acquired by Twitch in 2014 when the streaming giant, now a part of Amazon, acquired the eSports agency GoodGame.
“While they’ll still be streaming on Twitch and we’ll continue providing support services, both teams’ brands, player contracts, and futures are now in the hands of the players and player-selected management,” Twitch COO Kevin Lin explained.
“They will have complete independence and we will work with them as we would any other
Alliance has undergone an internal reshuffle in response to the decision. Erik Barge is the new COO of Alliance, while co-founders Jonathan “Loda” Berg and Joakim “Akke” Akterhall are now co-owners.
“I’m very pleased to see Twitch share our vision and helping us by giving us the tools to expand and evolve as an organization,” said Berg.
“With this divestment, they have given majority control to us players from the old squad and a few others. With ongoing support and partnership with Twitch, we are well equipped for the future.”
“I'm happy to finally announce EG as its own independently operating